Which States Are Likely to Enact Laws Restricting Non-Compete Agreements in 2017?

shapiroIn 2016, several states enacted laws that were designed, in varying degrees, to limit non-competes, including Illinois, Utah, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Which states are most likely to do the same in 2017? Idaho:  A bill proposed in January, House Bill 61, would amend an existing Idaho law that has made it easier for employers to enforce non-competes against the highest paid 5% of their employees and independent contractors.  View Full Post
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BOEM Announces Proposal to Sell 73 Million Acres of Gulf of Mexico Leases

By | Louisiana Law Blog | March 22, 2017
GOM By Tod J. Everage With less than one week on the job, newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke announced that BOEM will offer 73,000,000 acres of lease space located in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. Proposed Lease Sale 249 is currently scheduled for August 16, 2017, and will include all unleased areas of federal waters in the GOM. View Full Post
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Safety Agencies After Trump’s “2 for 1” Executive Order: What It May Mean for Regulating the Safety of IoT and Other Emerging Technologies

First 100 Days Logo Historically, as administrations change at the safety agencies, new priorities and shifting judgments on risk-based hazard assessment drive regulatory burdens up or down. The effect of President Trump’s executive order requiring the repeal of two rules for every one promulgated is yet to be seen when it comes to rulemaking at consumer facing safety agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and Consumer Product Safety Commission. View Full Post
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SEC Changes the Regulatory Landscape of Intrastate and Regional Securities Offerings – Rule 147 Amendments Become Effective April 20, 2017

By | Louisiana Law Blog | March 22, 2017
SEC By David P. Hamm, Jr. On October 26, 2016, the SEC adopted final rules that (1) modernize Rule 147, (2) create a new Rule 147A, (3) amend Rule 504, and (4) repeal Rule 505 (collectively, the “Amendments”). The adopting release can be found here. View Full Post
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Diving into Family Philanthropy

charity Over the next several posts, we will be diving into the topic of family philanthropy. Since the topic is so broad, we have divided it into segments that we will cover in the coming weeks. Each segment is intended to give you food for thought as you consider the choices available to families that wish to engage in philanthropy together. View Full Post
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Legal Update: Fantasy Sports in Mississippi

By | Gulf States Gaming Law | March 21, 2017
It’s “March Madness” in Mississippi. We take this opportunity to report on a new fantasy sports law that recently took effect in the State of Mississippi. Following up on significant legislative efforts in 2016, the State of Mississippi has now reaffirmed its commitment to the legalization and regulation of paid-entry online fantasy sports. View Full Post
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